Water Bottle Trends

Water Bottle Trends

Water bottle trends

Earlier this spring, my husband came home with a new water bottle for me. I thought it a bit strange, considering we have literally a cupboard filled with reusable plastic and metal water bottles. But he was swept up in water bottle trends!

“This one is insulated, it keeps your water cold for 24 hours or hot for 12 hours.”

Whoa. Listening…

“And it’s vacuum-sealed.”

Did any of our other bottles do that? Well, I have no idea. Do I need something cold or hot hours and hours? Now I do!

He picked up the Manna Vogue Insulated Bottles at Canadian Tire. I liked the colour (he chose a shiny teal for me) and the size (it could fit in my purse AND I didn’t have to worry about it leaking/sweating) so was happy to try it out.

And, I like it!

There isn’t too much I can say—it keeps my cold water cold, it is trustworthy (hasn’t leaked even a drop), and it’s simple. The only negative I can think of is it doesn’t hold as much water as I’d like so I have to refill it several times per day. Upside is it forces me to get up from my desk and walk around. So I guess it’s not really a negative.

Once I adapted to my new water bottle I started noticing them everywhere. Everyone has one (and yet I had never heard of nor noticed them before this) and everyone’s selling some version of it. S’well, KINGSO, MIRA, etc.

They’re everywhere.

And that’s not just an anecdote. Forbes says so too. But even more interesting is Sarah Kauss (S’well Bottle founder and bottle designer) said she set out to bring chic, reusable water bottles to the masses and could keep up with a busy schedule and satisfy personal style.

And then I think, hmm, yes. I like the look of this bottle and I think it does fit into my busy life. It also fits into my car’s cup holder and keeps my water cold when I leave it out in the garden all day. Etc.

So. Water bottle trends. Did you know it was a thing? Now you do!

Water Bottle Features

  • Non-toxic, non-leaching, BPA free
  • Made of 18/8 double-walled stainless steel
  • Vacuum sealed, keeps drinks cold for 24 hours or hot for 12 hours
  • Hand-wash only

Oh, I heard there’s also a Target variety called S’ip. So that’s fun.

Deep Thoughts About Travel Mugs and Social Pressure

So I’ve worked in an office for just over three years now. Well, three years in a row. I have worked in office’s before.

Anyway, something you non-office types maybe don’t know is to stay productive in an office environment you pretty much need to be fuelled by coffee. There is coffee provided at my office but I got into the habit of bringing two travel mugs with me to work each day as I preferred my coffee.

But this proved to be a bit problematic. Because people in my building constantly looked at me like I was weird.

And would let me know.

“Wow! It’s a two-coffee kind of day huh?”

“Haha it’s going to be one of those days huh?”


No, I just don’t like my office coffee.

After a while I grew weary of neighbours commenting on my coffee habits on my morning elevator ride.

I went down to one travel mug but found I wasn’t happy.

And then I remembered a little Thermos I kept in my camping gear—would that solve all my first-world problems?

Yes. Yes it would.

Apparently the people in my building find it perfectly normal to carry a travel mug and a Thermos into the elevator each day, but not two travel mugs.